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Table 2 Experimental groups, diets and duration of each diet regime

From: The effect of cocoa supplementation on hepatic steatosis, reactive oxygen species and LFABP in a rat model of NASH

Diet Diet regimes MCS duration (days) MCD duration (days) MCD and cocoa duration (days)
MCS High fat MCS 52 - -
MCD High fat MCD - 52 -
C1 High fat MCD followed by 28 day cocoa supplementation - 52 28
C2 High fat MCD followed by 56 day cocoa supplementation - 52 56
C3 High fat MCD with cocoa supplementation - - 80
C4 High fat MCD with cocoa supplementation - - 108
  1. High fat methionine choline sufficient (MCS) diet, high fat methionine choline deficient (MCD) diet, high fat methionine choline deficient diet with 28 days of cocoa supplementation (C1), high fat methionine choline deficient diet with 56 days of cocoa supplementation (C2), high fat methionine choline deficient diet supplemented with cocoa for 80 days (C3) and high fat methionine choline deficient diet supplemented with cocoa for 108 days (C4).